Thursday, July 28, 2011

Benjamin the Secretary

I get to work from on Wednesday's which is just awesome. Benjamin enjoys hanging out with me downstairs in the mornings while I try to work. Benjamin wanted so much to be with me this week that he decided to use my pad of paper and pen and take notes for me.

It's awesome having my own personal secretary.

Circular Inspiration

I am actually getting overwhelmed by all the card ideas I am seeing because I don't think I do as good a job as what some people create. But I keep pushing forward and I always like what I come up with. I need a day of crafting and creating things on my Cricut (hopefully this Saturday) and I also need to spend some serious time cleaning up my craft space.

Here is a card that is circular which meets the requirements over at Whoopsi Daisy. Their challenge this week was nothing square.

I also did some embossing (heat style I believe) to go into the My Craft Spot Challenge and The Crafty Pad Designs challenge.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Climbing to New Heights

Well today Benjamin learned a new skill as Jared puts it. He has learned how to push chairs to where he wants to go to climb them. He got some videos of it. Benjamin climbed into his high chair and sat down in it properly. He also maneuvered getting onto the table, which he did again for me tonight.

So proud and yet trembling with fear. Nothing is safe anymore.

Moving on up

Benjamin is growing so fast! He is definitely a toddler. Not even 14 months yet and he is a running around, climbing things fool. We found out this week that putting a chair next to where we are working at in the kitchen keeps Benjamin happy. He loves to be a part of the action.

Here is Benjamin while I was making cinnamon rolls. While I was kneading the dough he started eating the flour that was around the edges of my working area. Later while I was adding the butter with the brown sugar and cinnamon he started pulling chunks of dough off and eating it too. Too cute!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Gospel Topic Tuesday: Children of God

Today while we were reading our scriptures as a family I was thinking to myself how does this apply to me. We were reading in the Pearl of Great Price in Moses chapter 1. I started to think about how wonderful it must have felt to Moses to have God call him His son. To know that he was the son of diety. It must have made him feel very special.

Next I decided to input my name in place of Moses in a few verses to apply the scriptures to me and make it more personal. I've done this a few times before and whenever I do it I feel like that verse was written just for me.

We are all God's children and we have a divine purpose here on this earth. I am grateful for the knowledge I have that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and knows me by name. He knows my name and I am his daughter. He knows each of us by name and has a purpose for us here on this earth. We just have to trust in Him and lean on him for understanding, guidance and direction.

I know this to be true with all my heart.

Thank You Fall Card

I thought a sketch challenge would be easy. They provide a layout of what you should make your card look like and then you just follow it. Sounds easy enough right? Wrong! I really got stumped for a bit. I was like what do I fill the space with? What cute phrase do I use? What die cut do I use?

I decided to just put things together and see what came of it. And guess what...


Challenge - Peachy Keen Stamps - Sketch Challenge #56

I am trying to keep going and make multiples of each card so I get some extra cards stocked up on and just practice my card making skills.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Hambo Hoedown Birthday Card

This is a gate card I created for the challenge over at Hambo Hoedown.

Thank You Caterpillar Card

I love how this turned out. It's really amazing to me how scraps can come together and make something so cute!

Challenge - Ink it Up over at My Craft Spot

Friday, July 15, 2011

Summer Time with Wings

This past weekend I had family over, which was fabulous. Isn't family wonderful?! On Saturday I couldn't let the day pass though without working on a card. This is my summery with wings creation. I added some die cuts to the middle of the flower to make it pop more. What do you think?


One Stop Craft - Summer Time

Stampin' for the Weekend - Wings and Things

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Folded Christmas Tree Card

The challenge this week over at The Crafty Pad was to make a particular style of card. I am still learning about card making so I had to look up the terms. I looked up Fold Back Card and found some Christmas inspiration.

I used my Winter Wonderland Cricut Cartridge and made some Christmas tree's. I used this beautiful gold Christmas paper I got at Costco years ago (I have lots of scraps leftover for projects) to do the shadow of the tree. I then cut the tree down the middle and centered it on the front of the card. I added some green paper to be able to write inside the card.
I am so making more of these cards. Aren't they just fun?

'Paws' to enjoy life! Card

The challenge for this week over at Hambo Hoedown was to make a circular card. I had fun coloring the image while Benjamin tried to color with me. He had found my crayons.

I think I am going to make a few more cards like this because it is a great message to us all. Slow down and enjoy life. We get so caught up in everything so easily that we miss the important things.

So my challenge to you today is to 'Paws' for a moment to enjoy some family time.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Bird Tag

I made this simple tag. It seems there are never tags on gift bags or least they are never on the one's I use (I like to reuse bags). I will using this one Saturday for a baby shower.

I am entering this tag in the Tag Your It challenge over at One Stop Craft Challenge.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Benjamin Catch Up

Catch up time! I still try to capture moments of Benjamin. They might not be as frequent or as many as before. But I try!

On June 24th I brought home some chocolate milk to share with Benjamin. He obviously loved it because it was gone in less than 10 minutes.

On June 27th I came home to Benjamin wearing this shirt and I just loved it. He is so wearing it tomorrow for July 4th! He is my little firecracker!

Benjamin has decided playing in the sink is a lot of fun now. Here he is from yesterday while I was getting ready to bake. He did finally figure out how to turn the water on once and got nice and wet.

Doesn't he look like an angel?!

Here is Benjamin on the counter while I was working to make sugar cookies yesterday. He is playing with my cookie cutters.

Benjamin slept in pretty good this morning. I couldn't resist sneaking in with the camera.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Thank You Flower Card

Last one today! I really am enjoying this. This last one is hosted by Crafty Creations Challenges. It's a Thank You challenge. You can never have a enough thank you cards on hand.

Jesus is the Reason Card

We all know I love Christmas. And I am super happy with this new blog I found. They do Christmas challenge every week. Their point is if you work on it all year round then you will be ready come Christmas and not have to sweat it. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge had a Anything Goes challenge this week. I must say I love this card. I was super happy with how it turned out. It seemed as I went along crafting last night the better they got.

Oh Christmas Tree Card

I admit I had already created this card before I found this challenge. But it's a Christmas challenge. Right up my alley! And I only created it this past weekend. This challenge is hosted by Whoopsi Daisy Challenge and it's Christmas in June.

Have a Bee-utiful Day Card

I had fun with this card. I have a lot of die cuts and things already cut out due to being leftovers from previous projects and activities. So when I looked at my stuff I knew exactly what I was going to do for the challenge over at The Crafty Pad. Their challenge this week is using Bold/Bright colors or Soft/Pastel colors. I went for the Bold and Bright. Can you tell?

This was actually my second attempt. I wrote on my first with a gel pen the saying but it didn't look as good so I tried again by printing it up.

Feel Better Soon Dog Card

I am really getting into card making! It started because I have tons of scrap pieces of paper and I don't want to be wasteful and my pile of scraps keeps growing. So it's time to be creative.

I've found several sites now that have weekly challenges where they give guidelines on what to be creative with and then you link up your creation and are drawn at random to get a prize. I do like free stuff and I do need to make cards.

Plus by participating I will have cards on hand for various occasions and I feel like I could use them to help lift others up.

So first up is the
Hambo Hoedown with "I Just Can't Shake the Doghouse Blues". I am a little limited on the Dog supplies but I did find a dog bone that I added embossing glitter to and some cute dog paper from when I was like 16.